Rumours about the mysterious disappearance of Jean Spangler, an American dancer, model, and actress in 1949 have surfaced again with the death of Kirk Douglas. Her most recent work beforehand had been in a film in which he starred. He claimed he was in Palm Springs at the time and nothing further was ever discovered about her. She had been pregnant and intending to have an abortion, illegal in those days. and it could have gone wrong. Another theory was her connection to Los Angeles gangsters, another of whom vanished in the same week.
Born 2 September 1923, she was a Sun, Venus, Mars in Virgo; with a tumultuous Water Grand Trine of Jupiter in Scorpio trine Pluto trine Uranus in Pisces, with her Uranus opposition her North Node Sun in Virgo. When she disappeared on 7 October 1949 there was a brutal and ruthless Mars Pluto conjunction in Leo conjunct her Neptune; with an enthusiasm-denting Solar Arc Saturn conjunct her Jupiter and a jolting tr Uranus square her Solar Arc Sun and a high-anxiety tr Saturn conjunct her Solar Arc Neptune. For her it looked extremely scary, depressing and panicky.
Kirk Douglas only admitted to kidding around with her on set and there’s no proof – though persistent allegations – that he had any further contact with her. Their relationship chart has an accentuated Mars which is conjunct the composite Sun, trine Pluto and sextile Saturn; as well as on the focal point of a composite T Square of Jupiter opposition Neptune. Mars in relationship charts starts off with sparky passion but tends to lead to arguments, sometimes violent. And that is a pretty heavy chemistry.
Her Sun, Venus, Mars fell in his 8th house which would provide an initial attraction, hooking by trine and sextile into his dominating Mars opposition Pluto.
He was undoubtedly rattled around the time of her death with the transiting Mars Pluto moving through his 7th house of relationship opposition his Uranus and trine his Sun; and tr Neptune hitting on two of his darker midpoints. Which doesn’t prove anything since there could be other reasons. Unless anyone spills the beans, if there are any, it’ll remain a mystery and a question mark.
Catherine Zeta Jones, 25 September 1969 2.40 pm Swansea, Wales, Kirk Douglas’s daughter-in-law, has a tough chart with an Earth Grand Trine of Mars in Capricorn trine Saturn trine Venus; with her Mars square a Libra Sun, Uranus – so quite volatile and used to difficult men. Her love life before Michael Douglas was peppered with tricky boyfriends – John Leslie, TV presenter who has a Mars Pluto Uranus in Virgo and seems to attract unproven rape allegations; Jon Peters, Mick Hucknall, before she landed with Michael, who had a reputed sex addiction.
She wouldn’t find Kirk Douglas remotely easy since his Mars opposition Pluto squared her Sun Uranus; and his disturbing Neptune Saturn fell in her 8th – not a warm connection. She’d find him teeth-grittingly irritating and a touch scary even at his advanced age.